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X-plow pricing.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by George C, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. George C

    George C Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Hello. This is my first post.
    I just bought a new truck, and my dealer has a slightly used 8' X-blade that they took off of a trade. The plow is like new.
    He's asking $3,500 dollars for it.

    Is this a good price, or not?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    If you have a 3/4 ton, for a few dollars more you could get a Blizzard 810. Call Bison Turf in Buff. Say I sent ya.
     
  3. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    While your not stealing the plow from him,it's still a fair deal.They run anywere from $3800-$4200 new depending on location.
     
  4. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    i think its to much considering that a new one will only cost a few hundred more. used is used. just see how much he would give on a trade in. as soon as something leaves the lot it looses value. then you use it it loooses more. i would see if he'd take 3k if not i would buy a new one.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2004
  5. George C

    George C Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I offered them $ 2,000 for it.
    I might go 2,500, but I'll buy new if they want more.

    This is my first new plow in quite a few years, so I've been out of the loop.

    I just bought this Chevy to plow with because my Ford is just too big, and I don't usually drive it in the snow anyway.
    If we can't come to an agreement, I might buy a Western.
    I do not plow commercially, and really don't need any extra weight. I know what a Ford can handle, but this IFS on the Chevy has to prove itself to me before I trust it to some serious weight.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2004
  6. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    thats the way to do it george. i would not pay allmost the same for used as new no way in he!!.
     
  7. Snowplow newbie

    Snowplow newbie Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I paid 3,600 for my X-Blade 8' installed with Fish-Stick. For the price that you are looking at I would go new. You are always able to haggle with a dealer too. My dealer wanted 3,900 for the plow plus install. I was able to get it down to the price that was where I wanted it. Check around for a new one or go lower on the used one.
     
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    i would go with a new 8ft fisher and a simple joystick i mean have read the post about the problems with the fishstick
     
  9. ALEX516

    ALEX516 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    plowman 45

    Hey PLowman 45, can you maybe direct me to the post re: problems with the fish stick?

    Thanks
     
  10. sbrennan007

    sbrennan007 Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    Way too much. Go with a Western Poly Pro Plow. Out the door installed for $3200..

    western plow.jpg
     
  11. harley hauler

    harley hauler Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    Hey plowman I would also like to know about the problems with the fishstick I've had three of them and i've had no problems???
     
  12. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    type a in the search i heard the people dont like em and switch to the boss controler i like the joystick myself
     
  13. capt caper

    capt caper Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I've had the fishstick since 99 and love it. No problems. I did get an extenion cable so I have lots more freedom with the critter.
     
  14. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    Most of the "problems" with the Fishstick were not quality/reliability but design and function and seem to have been limited to the Fishstick for the EZ-V plows. I have a Fishstick for my 7'6" straight blade and absolutely love it. Everyone else I know that has Fisher uses the Fishstick and I haven't heard a complaint yet (including 2 with V blades). Maybe if you have a lot of seat time with a different V-blade it is a bigger deal. To me the design for the straight blade fishstick is as straight forward as the joystick and mounting is much more flexibile.
     
  15. George C

    George C Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I ended up buying a brand new 04' Fisher X-Blade for $3,800.00 installed. :bluebounc
    There were a few minor improvements over the 03' that I wasn't aware of.
    The next question I have is if there is a rubber cutting edge available without me going through the horror of cutting a semi tire to make one.
    Thanks..
     
  16. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    why do you want a rubber cutting edge
     
  17. George C

    George C Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Because it takes out all of the hammering on the vehicle, and it doesn't tear up lawns or pile up gravel.
     
  18. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Hey George I think a poly edge might be what your looking for.
    T
     
  19. George C

    George C Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I just had the thing mounted this past week. Wow, this is one nice unit.

    I think I'm going to see how it goes with the steel edge first. My buddy who installed it had a steel cutting edge from a customer who ordered it, but never showed up, so I bought it...
    I can tell right now that the first few time I plow will be rough on gravel, but hopefully it will smooth out after the frost gets into the ground solid.
     
  20. lakeeffect

    lakeeffect Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    Shoes

    Did you order the curb/wear shoes for it? I just bought a 8' XBlade and am waiting for Fisher to ship the new shoe kit, supposed to ship mid-October. Should help on the gravel issue from people I talked to.